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Re: Marriage date mystery
Posted by Judith on 1/3/2017, 10:25 pm, in reply to "Marriage date mystery"
Perhaps they eloped to Gretna green? looking at 1881 census they are in Llansallos near Liskeard with 4 children , then in 1891 he is in Fowey/St Austell on his own and not employed, but could be self employed, travelled around, and she is in Llansallos, with 6 children, one of which is the youngest from previous census, so a total of 9 children!!!!One child born Polperro.
They might have got together in 1873, both would have been under 21 , so might not have been married, and went to Cornwall together, posed as man and wife, and that was that.
Presumably you have the birth cert of first child
to get maiden name of mother, ( she was registered as Louisa Harriett).
freecen.org site has census for 1881 & 1891 cornwall.